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Re: st: Date format


From   wgould@stata.com (William Gould, StataCorp LP)
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Date format
Date   Thu, 30 Aug 2007 11:03:39 -0500

E. Paul Wileyto <epw@mail.med.upenn.edu> writes, 

> We have a lot of programming that is dependent on dates.  Now when I run
> the ODBC import under version 10, I get this huge number in %tc format,
> instead of just the date, which I gather is now the %td format.
> 
> Is there a quick conversion from a %tc value to a %td value that I can
> plug in to make all the old code work?

Assume variable x contains a %tc value, which is a date and time.  You can
contain the corresponding %d value (which is a date) via 

        . gen date = dofc(x)

You could replace the values in x via 

        . replace x = dofc(x)

-- Bill
wgould@stata.com
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